Marouane Fellaini Biography
Marouane Fellaini-Bakkioui is a Belgian professional football player who plays as a midfielder for Manchester United Premier League club and the Belgium national team.
Marouane Fellaini Family
The football star was born on 22 November 1987 in Etterbeek, Belgium to Moroccan parents, Abdellatif Fellaini and Hafida Fellaini from Tangier and brought up in Brussels. His father was a former goalkeeper for Raja Casablanca and Hassania Agadir who signed for Racing Mechelen but was unable to play as his former Moroccan club refused to release his paperwork. Instead of returning home, he opted to become a bus driver for STIB. He would later take early retirement to oversee his son’s career.
Marouane Fellaini Age & Religion
Fellaini is currently 30 years old and is a Muslim.
Marouane Fellaini Height & Weight
Fellaini has a height of 1.94 m (6 ft 4 1⁄2 in) and weighs 85 kg (184 lbs).
Marouane Fellaini Club Career
Fellaini played youth football for Anderlecht, R.A.E.C. Mons, Royal Francs Borains and Charleroi S.C. before joining Standard Liège. After winning the Belgian First Division and the Ebony Shoe as a Liège player, he moved to England to join Everton. At Everton, he was the club’s Young Player of the Season for 2008–09, when the club were losing finalists in the FA Cup. After five years at Everton, he transferred to Manchester United in a deal worth £27.5 million in September 2013.
Marouane Fellaini International Career
On the international stage, Fellaini has been a full international for Belgium since 2007, earning over 80 caps. He represented the team at the 2008 Olympics, the 2014 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2016 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
He was eligible to play for either Morocco or Belgium and he chose Belgium, from the youth level upwards. He represented the under-23 team at the 2008 Olympics when they finished in fourth place.
He then made his senior team debut in February 2007, with his first goal coming in a 2-1 defeat against Portugal in a UEFA Euro 2008 qualification match. He made 7 appearances and scoring a goal in Belgium’s 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign, as Belgium reached the finals.
He was named as part of Belgium’s 23-man squad for the 2014 World Cup during which he scored one goal against Algeria. For UEFA Euro 2016 qualification, Fellaini scored two goals in Belgium’s 5-0 defeat of Cyprus and another in a 1-0 away victory in Israel.
At the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Fellaini scored the tying goal against Japan in a round of 16 match that saw Belgium win 3-2.
Marouane Fellaini Wife
Marouane is not married. However, Fellaini and Miss Belgium Lara Binet dated on-and-off for years, until they split up for good in 2012. He has recently been reported to be seeing the Russian ex-Playboy model Victoria Bonya.
Marouane Fellaini Brother
The footballer has an identical twin named Mansour Fellaini and an elder brother by the name Hamza Fellaini. He is also a wig specialist. Both twin brothers love to hang out in similar hair fashion. They are identical in looks, but certainly not in height. Marouane is taller than Mansour.
Marouane Fellaini Manchester United
On 2 September 2013, Fellaini signed a four-year contract,with the option of extension of another season, reuniting with former manager David Moyes at Manchester United in a £27.5 million, deadline day deal.
He made his debut for the club on 14 September, in a 2–0 home win against Crystal Palace, coming as a substitute for Anderson. His full debut was on 17 Septermber, starting in a 4–2 win against Bayer Leverkusen in the UEFA Champions League.
In his first pre-season game of 2014–15, Fellaini came off the substitutes bench to score his first Manchester United goal in injury time, giving the club a 2–1 win over Valencia in Louis van Gaal’s first game at Old Trafford as manager.
On 18 August, his first match for the club in the 2015–16 season, Fellaini scored the third goal in a 3–1 home victory over Club Brugge in the first leg of the Champions League play-offs. Fellaini’s first goal of the 2017–18 campaign came against Leicester City, in a 2-0 win on 26 August 2017. He then scored a header against Basel, helping United win the Champions League group stage game 3-0 on 12 September.
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After a 4-0 win against Crystal Palace, José Mourinho praised his performances, saying “He had to be a strong character. He is a fighter, a guy with lots of pride and I am really pleased I helped him reach this level and change the perception the fans have now. I’m really happy for him”
Marouane Fellaini FIFA 18
His overall rating in FIFA 18 is 79 with a potential of 79. Fellaini has got a 3-star skillmoves rating. He prefers to shoot with his right foot. His workrates are Medium / Medium. Currently, Marouane Fellaini is playing with numbers 8 and 27. His best stats are: Aggression: 94, Strength: 92, Heading: 91, Ball Control: 85, Stamina: 83.
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Marouane Fellaini Honours
- Belgian First Division: 2007–08
- Manchester United
- FA Cup: 2015–16
- EFL Cup: 2016–17
- UEFA Europa League: 2016–17
- FA Community Shield: 2016
- Belgian Ebony Shoe: 2008
- Everton Young Player of the Season: 2008–09
- Premier League Player of the Month: November 2012
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Marouane Fellaini News
Marouane Fellaini offered three-year deal by AC Milan as Belgian decides to leave Manchester United
Updated: 20 May 2018
Marouane Fellaini has been offered a three-year deal by Italian giants AC Milan.
The Belgian midfielder has decided to leave Manchester United, despite the Old Trafford club offering him a new deal.
And Fellaini could now reject overtures of Monaco, PSG and Besiktas to sign for Milan.
The club are backed by Chinese billionaire Li Yonghong and managed by Genarro Gattuso.
Milan finished sixth in Serie A this season, a staggering 31 points behind winners Juventus, and are seeking further investment this summer.
Fellaini has spent almost five years at United having joined from Everton in 2013 for £27.5million.